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Moon Pappy

Goodnight, Moon Pappy

William H. S, of Lititz, died peacefully at home on May 29th after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born on September 12, 1944, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mildred S and is preceded in death by his brother, Robert. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 40 years. William, […]

Dinner parties and small kitchens

Dinner parties and small kitchens

Some of the best dinner parties happened in Sassy J’s small apartment on the third floor of a Rittenhouse brownstone. The kitchen was composed of a refrigerator, an apartment-sized stove, and a sink that stood galley-style against the back wall of the living room. A microwave cart, sans microwave, provided extra counter space, and a […]

Gone Fishing

After being on the air for two years, Good Grief! has run its course.  A million thanks to anyone who has ever read, commented, or e-mailed–you made the endeavor worthwhile and fun.  Until the next project, so long, and thanks for all the fish!

Willie Nelson died!

Willie Nelson died!

He was playing on the road again.

Blog Therapy

Blog Therapy

On Saturday night I dreamed that I had to go back to kindergarten. Attendance was mandatory. “I have a masters degree,” I thought. “Why the hell do I need remedial kindergarten?” So I arrived late to class, which was being held in a large, modern auditorium, slunk past all the kids, and found an empty […]

Happy Birthday, Moon Pappy

Happy Birthday, Moon Pappy

In honor of Moon Pappy’s birthday, I present the famous S family seventies plaid photo. Brother Dan S was either: not born yet behind the camera smart enough to run away Happy birthday, Moon Pappy! You’ll be eligible for social security next year really soon! PS: Don’t laugh–plaid is hot this fall!